University of Maryland Medical System taps Dr. Mohan Suntha as CEO

Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System named Mohan Suntha, MD, president and CEO, effective Dec. 1.

Dr. Suntha has served as president of the system's flagship University of Maryland Medical Center since May 2016. He has previously served as president and CEO of UM St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., and vice president for system program development for the health system.

A radiation oncologist, Dr. Suntha has been a member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty since 1995. He became the medical school's inaugural Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum endowed professor of radiation oncology in 2008. He will continue seeing patients while serving as leader of the medical system.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Suntha holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He succeeds Robert A. Chrencik, who resigned in April. Dr. Suntha takes over the health system as it recovers from a scandal earlier this year in which board members were accused of profiting from contracts with hospital networks they oversee.

The scandal resulted in several board member resignations and departures, including that of Catherine Pugh, who also stepped down as Baltimore's mayor. Four health system executives, besides Mr. Chrencik, left in the wake of the scandal.

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